Tag Archives: 2017-18 Stanley Quips

Day 35 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Nealing and Dealing

Welp, that game wasn’t any boring at all. Last night’s game in Las Vegas was everything you could have hoped for and more. You had a shocking goal within the first minute of the game. You had Marc-Andre Fleury being peak Marc-Andre Fleury. You had Mark Scheifele being a Conn-Smythe contender and a failure to […]

Day 34 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Tampa Bay Derecho

For the past two days, the DC metro area was going through as few thunderstorms that were a bit too dangerous for everyone involved. Even when these storms came to an end, they didn’t leave without massive lightning shows that lighted up the night sky. I guess it was a bit of a bad omen […]

Day 33 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Legalized Gambling

Unlike the Washington-Tampa series so far, the Vegas-Winnipeg series has been a much closer battle in every way possible. After Winnipeg got off to a ferocious start to win Game 1, it was Vegas who returned the favor in Game 2. Just like that, the series is tied at 1 as both franchises move the […]

Day 32 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The 2018 Capitals are not the 2017 Senators

I don’t believe what I’m seeing. This is not how D.C. is supposed to work. We’re not supposed to feel this much joy in this city. If anything, this Conference Finals series shouldn’t come close to being this easy for the Capitals. I really don’t know how to feel feelings anymore. If you’re looking for […]

Day 29 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Only Game in Town

We are just one day away from Washington DC possibly being the most optimistic it has ever felt in a generation. No matter what comes of their series against Tampa Bay, the Capitals have flat out overachieved their way towards something I have never thought would be possible anymore. But before that all goes down, […]

Day 27 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Half-Smoked Curses

I don’t know what to think anymore. Let me take that back. I don’t know HOW to think anymore. Just let me be in this state of emotional blackout for a handful of days. Let me not wake up from this dream that should have happened years ago. That’s ecause a professional sports team from […]

Day 26 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Lightning Can Strike Three Times

If it weren’t for my Washington Capitals, my favorite hockey team to watch from a bipartisan point of view over this past decade has been the Tampa Bay Lightning. From the top down, this has been the most well run team in the NHL. If it wasn’t for the badly timed injuries and a few […]

Day 23 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Member Barrys

Oh Barry. You never cease to amaze me. Just when you thought he has pulled off some of the best coaching he has ever done for the Capitals with his first round series win over Columbus and his incorporation to Michal Kempny into the lineup, he has went belly up and, once again, potentially ruined […]

Day 22 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Pacific Rim

So for the first time all second round, I have decided to look at a series that isn’t Caps-Penguins to see what’s going on over there. To the dismay of Penguins fans everywhere, hockey is actually played in other places around the world. And yes, Primanti Brothers Lovers, they do play hockey in Las Vegas, […]

Day 21 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Cracking the Whip

Welp, Tom Wilson turned the entire population of Western Pennsylvania into rageaholic lunatics again after his hit on Zach Aston-Reese. To this day, I still have no idea how PPG Paints Arena stayed in one place after Wilson wasn’t called for a penalty. Their fan base and their permanent “holier than thou” spirit will never […]